Meet the team behind Step Forward Paper!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mr. Golfman is an eco-entrepreneur who began his career in this area 25 years ago when he started Winnipeg’s Blue Box curbside recycling program in 1990.
An active philanthropist, Mr. Golfman founded Green Kids Inc., an environmental education touring theatre charity for Children, which has inspired over one million students in over one thousand schools, since 1991. He has served as the volunteer president of Green Kids for the last 24 years.
Recognition for his contributions to creating a better world include: The Federal Business Development Bank’s Entrepreneur of the Year; The Sustainable Development Award of Excellence; Western Living’s Westexpressed; The Globe Award, The Canadian Printing Award and the 2011 & 2012 Envirokidz Giving Back Award.
Most recently, he released the book The Cool Vegetarian, which includes a foreword by Woody Harrelson and is printed on his company’s professional grade tree-free paper.
He graduated with an Honors degree from the Ivey School of Business, in London, Ontario.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jeff holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University and is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario. He is technically trained as a papermaker, initially managing clients in pulping, consumer goods, packaging and specialty paper manufacture. Jeff left papermaking for biotechnology, working for a leading Canadian cellulose ethanol firm in application technology and business development before an extended sabbatical on motorcycle through the Caribbean, South and Central America. For five years as Chief Financial Officer with Canada’s leading carbon offset project developer, he led finance, public company reporting and mergers & acquisitions activity.
He lives with his wife, two kids and a large yellow dog in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.
He is an active songwriter and performer and has played at numerous venues in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. He was a speaker at the inaugural TEDx QueensU where he spoke about music, songwriting and the creative arts.
Andy’s role at Prairie Paper is to update and maintain the company’s online presence and to create brand awareness.
Phone (778) 968-4819
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Arpit is a mechanical engineer who has worked in different departments, like manufacturing, quality control and project management in India’s largest EPC Company (L&T). He has the technical know-how and rich experience that allows him to don different hats and contribute more to the company.
A sustainability enthusiast, he firmly believes in the vision of the company; to give the world tree-free paper.
Phone (780) 450-5310
250 Karl Clark Rd
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada